Tennessee Titans minicamp starts Friday
Last year the Tennessee Titans coaches did not get to see their rookies for months after the draft due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year they only had to wait a handful of days before meeting the fresh faces.
Mike Vrabel and his coaching staff have always been a group that needs some time to get their hands on players before figuring out the right ways to use them. Jeffery Simmons is a prime example of this.
During his rookie campaign, he recovered from his ACL injury freakishly fast and when he made his NFL debut it was as a run-stuffing defensive tackle who was rotated off the field frequently in possible passing situations.
Fast forward to 2020 and it is clear that Simmons should have seen at least some third-and-long snaps because he was one of the most effective pass rushers on the roster thanks to his ability to push the pocket and disrupt the quarterback.
So, it is important to see what happens this weekend as the coaches get their hands on the rookie class for the first time, but trying to keep up with all of the information coming out might be daunting. To help sift through the noise, this is a list of the three most important things to watch for in minicamp.